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August 21, 2016

Balfour Beatty closes £163m offshore cable deal

Balfour Beatty and Equitix have reached financial close for the £162.9m Humber Gateway offshore transmission project (OFTO). The high-voltage electricity transmission link connects Eon’s 219MW offshore wind farm in the North Sea, 8km from the east Yorkshire coast, to the onshore transmission grid. The 73 turbines are capable of generating

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Campaign urges apprentices to ‘Get In Go Far’

Construction employers are being urged to support a new campaign promoting the benefits of apprenticeships to young people. The Get In Go Far campaign features apprentices from up and down the country in a series of adverts showing how on-the-job training can provide the chance to learn vital skills while

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Welsh Slate stars in a Landmark refurbishment

Natural Welsh slates have been used in the refurbishment of a historic house. A historic seaside villa is enjoying a new lease of life as a Landmark Trust holiday let, thanks in part to Welsh Slate, part of the Lagan group. Some 150m2 of Welsh Slate’s natural Cwt Y Bugail County-grade

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August 21, 2016

OneSite in Suffolk becomes the latest approved supplier of the Visqueen Damp Protection range

Category: Construction Industry Today | Subscribe to Construction Industry Today Feed Published Fri, Apr 29th 2016 Visqueen Building Products, the market leader in the manufacture and supply of structural waterproofing and gas protection systems, is proud to announce the latest merchants to join the approved list of Visqueen Damp Protection Centres; OneSite in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday Visqueen Building Products, the market leader in the manufacture and supply of structural waterproofing and gas protection systems, is proud to announce the latest merchants to join the approved list of Visqueen Damp Protection Centres; OneSite in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Visqueen Building Products’ network of independent builder’s merchants and stockists supply their full range of damp protection products and accessories to customers throughout the UK. OneSite has over 50 years of building experience and the enthusiastic OneSite team has a wealth of expertise and product knowledge delivering exceptional service to the Building & Construction Industry. Based in Suffolk, OneSite is a supplier of metal and plastic building products to the construction industry. The OneSite key lines include: IG Lintels Underground Drainage Roofline PVC Builder’s Metalwork and Fixings  OneSite in Lowestoft, Suffolk now supplies the full Damp Protection Range from Visqueen including Zedex damp proof courses, damp proof membranes, gas barriers and protective sheeting products to customers across the UK at the best available rates. Phil Bull, Commercial Director at Visqueen Building Products, commented:“We are pleased to welcome OneSite in Suffolk to our distribution network. The OneSite team have many years of experience in the building and construction industry and we hope that our latest partnership with them will continue to support our customers in the East of England.” Visqueen’s approved centres can be located via their Damp Protection Centre directory which allows customers to quickly and easily locate their nearest centre. For further information about Visqueen Damp Protection Centres, visit their website by clicking here.For more information about the products available from OneSite, visit www.one-site.co.Visqueen is actively looking to broaden their network of Damp Protection Centres; expanding their distribution channels and allowing them to continue delivering a service of excellence to builders, contractors and DIY professionals throughout the UK. As a Damp Protection Centre member, stockists will strengthen their partnership with Visqueen, with ongoing support including, lead generation, in-house product training and a portfolio of bespoke sales support materials.To enquire about joining the network of Visqueen Damp Protection Centres, or for more information please contact Visqueen’s Business Development Manager, Laura Guy on: 07789 287 769 or lauraguy@visqueenbuilding.co.uk ENDS About Visqueen Building Products Visqueen Building Products is the market leader in the manufacture and supply of structural waterproofing and gas protection systems. Our range of solutions includes proven high performance damp proof membranes, damp proof courses, gas barriers, tanking membranes and vapour control layers. Our product range includes:   ContactVisqueen Building ProductsHeanor GateHeanorDerbyshireDE75 7RGwww.visqueenbuilding.co.uk PR & Media Enquiries – Katie Brown – SMPR 02476 546150 | katie@simplymarcomms.co.uk  Contact information Visqueen Building Products is the market leader in the manufacture and supply of structural waterproofing and gas protection systems. Our range of solutions includes proven high performance damp proof membranes, damp proof courses, gas barriers, tanking membranes and vapour control layers. Source link

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Balfour Beatty closes £163m offshore cable deal

Balfour Beatty and Equitix have reached financial close for the £162.9m Humber Gateway offshore transmission project (OFTO). The high-voltage electricity transmission link connects Eon’s 219MW offshore wind farm in the North Sea, 8km from the east Yorkshire coast, to the onshore transmission grid. The 73 turbines are capable of generating enough electricity for around 170,000 homes each year. The Balfour Beatty Equitix Consortium was awarded preferred bidder status by Ofgem in September 2015 to own and operate the Humber Gateway offshore transmission link. The consortium will own and operate the link to Eon’s Humber Gateway wind farm for the next 20 years. Balfour Beatty will invest £12.5m of the total required equity of £21m. Balfour Beatty’s power transmission and distribution business will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the OFTO’s assets, including one offshore and one onshore substation and two cable circuits consisting of 18km of subsea and 30km of land cable. Balfour Beatty Investments chief executive Ian Rylatt said: “This is our fourth OFTO contract to reach financial close and further establishes our position in the offshore transmission market. Our technical expertise ensures we can efficiently and effectively, support the government’s targets to meet more of the UK’s energy needs through renewable sources.” Balfour Beatty’s other offshore transmission investments include the £352m Gwynt y Môr OFTO and the £164m Thanet OFTO 2014. The European Investment Bank is providing an £82m 19-year loan for the Humber Gateway OFTO. This represents nearly 50% of eligible project costs and the long-term EIB loan is alongside senior debt provided by three commercial banks.     This article was published on 8 Sep 2016 (last updated on 8 Sep 2016). Source link

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Campaign urges apprentices to ‘Get In Go Far’

Construction employers are being urged to support a new campaign promoting the benefits of apprenticeships to young people. The Get In Go Far campaign features apprentices from up and down the country in a series of adverts showing how on-the-job training can provide the chance to learn vital skills while earning a wage. Apprentices from all industries, including construction, are being called on to share selfies and video clips of themselves at work on social media using the #GetInGoFar hashtag. The campaign forms part of the Government’s efforts to create three million more apprenticeships by 2020. As part of the scheme, those interested in signing up for an apprenticeship can head to getingofar.gov.uk to learn more about the benefits on offer. They can also visit Go Construct to find out all about the exciting opportunities on offer in the construction industry. New figures released by the Government show that 90% of employers and apprentices are satisfied with the training schemes, while 75% of employers have seen productivity rise as a result of taking on an apprentice.  Further findings show that long-term career prospects after completing an apprenticeship are also strong, with 92% of trainees employed six months after finishing their scheme. Skills Minister Nick Boles said: “This campaign will show young people and their parents the incredible things you can achieve if you choose to learn while you earn. “Our apprentice stars, and the millions more who have already benefitted from an apprenticeship, are examples of how an apprenticeship can take you anywhere and help you rise to the top in any industry, any job and up to any level.” Source link

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Welsh Slate stars in a Landmark refurbishment

Natural Welsh slates have been used in the refurbishment of a historic house. A historic seaside villa is enjoying a new lease of life as a Landmark Trust holiday let, thanks in part to Welsh Slate, part of the Lagan group. Some 150m2 of Welsh Slate’s natural Cwt Y Bugail County-grade roof slates in various sizes have been used on the stables and Grade II* listed main house at Belmont House in the Conservation Area of Lyme Regis in Dorset. Belmont was home in the 1970s to the author John Fowles, who completed The French Lieutenant’s Woman from his writing room on the first floor of the house, and whose widow sold it to the building preservation charity. Before that, in the late 18th/early 19th Century, it was the home of Eleanor Coade, the businesswoman who perfected the manufacture of Lithodipyra or Coade artificial stone for Neoclassical statues, architectural decorations and garden ornaments. Her company produced stoneware for St George’s Chapel in Windsor, The Royal Pavilion in Brighton, the Royal Naval College in Greenwich and Buckingham Palace. Given Belmont House by an uncle in 1784, it became a 3D catalogue for Coade. The £1.8 million restoration of the 18th Century property complete with observation tower into a holiday let for up to eight people has taken two years, with the 45˚ pitch re-roof of the main house and stables carried out by Rowsell Roofing through the winter, requiring the scaffolding to be fully sheeted.The design of the roof with the natural Welsh slates, which are guaranteed for 100 years, was straightforward, with a parapet gutter to the front, valley gutter in the centre and drain to guttering at the rear. Landmark Trust surveyor and Belmont project manager Carole Paton said: “Welsh Slate was specified as it was the original material so it needed to be in keeping with the building but it was also specified for its quality and longevity.” She added: “We favour natural products which are in tune with historic buildings. It was part of our desire to produce a high-quality job that will perform for 100 years plus.” ENDS  Photo : The Landmark Trust   Notes to Editors: The Landmark Trust is a charity founded in 1965 that rescues historically-important and at-risk buildings and sensitively restores them into self-catering holiday accommodation, making them available to be enjoyed and experienced by all. The rental income pays for the buildings’ upkeep but Landmark relies on grants and voluntary sources of income to rescue further buildings at risk. Full details of Landmark’s 197 buildings are available on the website at http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk . Enquiries and bookings can also be made on 01628 825 925. Belmont is a fine surviving example of an eighteenth-century maritime villa, now available for self-catering holidays. It sleeps up to eight people at prices from £660 (less than £21 per person per night). For more information see: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/search-and-book/properties/belmont-25015 For media enquiries about Landmark please contact Amy Taylor on ataylor@landmarktrust.org.uk or 01628 512 159 Source link

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